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1960's Beach Culture | Retro Time Machine Vol 2


In this series we travel back to the 1960’s and the beach. Surf was a huge pop culture trend in the sixties. Everyone from hippies to Hollywood jumped on the lay back, free and easy lifestyle.

First up is an amazing website I discovered called http://surfclassics.com. They boast that they are “The world’s only website devoted to vintage surf movie posters.” Featuring over 400 retro posters from the 60’s. The collection is impressive and it kept me entertained for hours. The typography, the images, the name of the movie titles, it was a delight for the eyes. If you have a love of surfing this is a must see. Here is a little teaser.

 

"Directors of surf movies used a poster to advertise the film and venue in which it would be shown. Many of these posters featured the director’s own creative artwork or photography and became “works of art” in their own right"

-Keith Maynard Eshelman

 
60's the big surf pop culture